St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

TRINITY SUNDAY

Close your eyes for a few moments and remember some of your happiest times.  My guess is that most of those moments, if not all of them, involved someone else. At our core we are social creatures.  At the very beginning, God proclaimed that it is not good for man to be alone. Those who seek constant solitude are labeled as uloners" and judged as being at least a little bit strange or eccentric. Many punishments involve separating someone from others, such as the solitary confinement of a prisoner, or the dreaded silent treatment by someone significant. Part of the pathos in the Neil Diamond song uI am I Said" is that uno one heard at all" his cry that his existence be acknowledged.  And Dante's vision of hell is not one of fire but one of ice which encases and keeps people separate and unable to communicate.

All of this simply points out what we already know: relationships are extremely important in our lives. They form us, help us discover who we are, affect our moods and our perception of self.  But, why?
 
I believe the answer is to be found in the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  God is Father, Son, and Spirit.  No matter what else this might mean or how philosophers and theologians try to explain it, the Trinity is ultimately about relationship.  Now if relationship is what God is about, it is no wonder that we- created in Gods' image-are also essentially about relationships.  What perhaps is even more astounding is that these relationships are not just among the persons of the Trinity or on our part with other persons, but also include relationships between God and humanity.  Imagine that...the omnipotent God wants a relationship with us!
 
So if anyone should ever ask you to explain what the mystery of the Trinity is about, say it's all about one word: "relationship."

 

-Fr  Sas, June 15 Homily  
The Most Holy Trinity, Year A

Confirmation2019-2020 ~ Registration Open Now for Children entering Grades 1-9
Registration forms due by May 31
Completed Forms can be mailed to church, dropped off at church office or placed in offertory basket in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Forms can be obtained here: Click Here to download the 2019-2020 Registration form
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St John Fisher ~ Treasure IslandSontreasureIsland

VACATION BIBLE CAMP

FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1-6

DATE: Mon. Aug 5- Thursday Aug 8  ~  TIME: 9 – 12 daily

WHERE: St John Fisher Hall and grounds

Your child will set sail on an island adventure in search of the world’s greatest treasure that is worth more than gold! Feel the ocean breeze, hear the island music, taste tropical fruits, play island games and create colorful crafts. X will mark the spot for Vacation Bible camp as they go on a hunt, walk the plank, fish for sunken treasure and discover God’s love!  Cost: $50 per child (space is limited)

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